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Radio show helps ordinary Nigerians take on officials

Abuja - Early each morning, a crowd gathers outside Ahmad Isah's radio studio in Nigeria's capital Abuja hoping to share their problems over the airwaves.

Drone project aims to put floating Lagos slum on map

Lagos - John Eromosele records the coordinates of a bustling canal on his smartphone from aboard a dug-out canoe navigating the floating slum of Makoko in Nigerian megacity Lagos.

Nigeria army frees hundreds of cleared 'Boko Haram' suspects

Maiduguri - Nigeria's army on Wednesday released nearly 1,000 detainees, some of whom had been held for years, after clearing them of having links to the Boko Haram jihadist group.

'Horror houses' shed light on care crisis for Nigerian addicts

Lagos - The day his wife walked out 10 years ago, Nigerian musician Jagunlabi started taking drugs to make the shadows go away.The drugs came to stay.

Ten Nigerian troops killed in jihadist ambush: military sources

Kano - At least 10 Nigerian soldiers have been killed and nine severely injured in an ambush by jihadists in restive northeast Nigeria, military sources said Thursday.

Nigerian sex slavery trial opens in France

Lyon - Twenty-four alleged members of a trafficking ring accused of forcing Nigerian women into prostitution in France went on trial Wednesday, in the latest case to highlight the increasing use of migrants as sex slaves in Europe.

Nigeria police rescue 259 'hostages' from another Islamic centre

Lagos - Police in southwest Nigeria have rescued 259 "hostages" from another Islamic correctional centre, police said Tuesday, in the latest raid on religious institutes accused of abuse.

Nigeria puts squeeze on oil majors as upends deals

Lagos - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed a measure to change the country's agreements with multinational oil companies to significantly increase the share of offshore oil revenue it takes.

Nigerian pastor accused of abusing children who fled Boko Haram

Benin City - Deep in the tropical forest in southern Nigeria, an evangelical pastor runs a sprawling camp billed as a refuge for thousands of children who fled the Boko Haram jihadist insurgency in the north.

Nigeria's Buhari urges protection for foreigners in S.Africa summit

Pretoria - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday began a visit to South Africa with a call to beef up protection of foreign nationals, weeks after xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg stirred tension between Africa's leading economies.

'House of torture' puts focus on Nigeria Islamic schools

Kano - Horrific revelations of torture and abuse at a compound billing itself as a Koranic reform school in northern Nigeria have shone a spotlight on Islamic institutes unregulated by the authorities.

Hundreds of 'abused' captives freed from Nigeria Islamic school

Kaduna - Police in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna have rescued more than 300 male students being held at an Islamic school where many had been tortured and sexually abused, a police spokesman said Friday.

Jihadists kill abducted aid worker in Nigeria

Maiduguri - Jihadists aligned to Islamic State have killed one of six aid workers abducted in July in northeast Nigeria, charity group Action Against Hunger said Wednesday.

Nigerian migrants struggle to reintegrate after Libya ordeal

Benin City - Emerging from her ordeal, Gloria considers herself "privileged". Last year, the 26-year-old left Nigeria with four other women, dreaming of a better life in Europe.

Nigerian president to visit South Africa after xenophobic attacks

Johanesburg - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to pay a state visit to South Africa in October, the South African presidency said Saturday, after a spate of xenophobic violence in Johannesburg caused tensions between the countries.

Nigeria hardens rhetoric over anti-immigrant violence in S. Africa

Lagos - Nigeria intensified hostility with regional rival South Africa this week, in a harsh response to a recent wave of anti-migrant violence, with Africa’s most populous country asserting its leadership on the continent.

Tensions ease in SAfrica-Nigeria xenophobia row

Johanesburg - Tensions eased between twin African powerhouses South Africa and Nigeria on Thursday after Pretoria temporarily closed its diplomatic missions in the rival state following a wave of attacks on foreign-owned stores there that claimed 10 lives.

US charges 80 in internet fraud and money laundering scheme

Los Angeles - US authorities on Thursday announced charges against 80 people, most of them Nigerians, in a wide-ranging fraud and money laundering operation that netted millions of dollars from victims of internet con jobs.

Nigeria hails 'historic milestone' after 3 years polio-free

Abuja - Nigeria on Wednesday announced that three years had elapsed since it last recorded a case of polio, a key step towards eradicating the notorious disease in Africa.

Nigeria's Buhari assigns new ministers

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday handed out jobs to his new cabinet, insisting the government was able to meet Nigeria's challenges despite criticism that his lineup favoured ageing loyalists.

Shiite cleric returns to Nigeria after India medical row

Abuja - Shiite leader Ibrahim Zakzaky, who was granted permission to travel to India for medical care after years in detention, returned to Nigeria on Friday following a row over his treatment, his supporters said.

Nigerian Shiite leader granted bail for medical care abroad

Lagos - A Nigerian court on Monday granted bail to a detained Shiite leader and his wife to fly to India for medical care, in a move that could defuse tensions after his group was banned following a spate of bloody protests.

Nigeria's Buhari faces flak over cabinet picks

Lagos - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has come under fire for stacking his new cabinet with ageing party loyalists despite hopes he might opt for more technocrats in his final term.

Money row sparks deadly Nigeria jihadist infighting: sources

A dispute over money within a Nigerian jihadist faction affiliated to the Islamic State group has spiralled into clashes that has killed "scores" of fighters, sources said.

Death toll in Nigeria Boko Haram attack up to 65: official

An attack this weekend by Boko Haram fighters on a funeral in northeast Nigeria has left 65 people dead, almost triple the initial toll, a local official said Sunday.

Nigerian Shiite sect condemns move to label it 'terrorist' group

Abuja - A Nigerian Shiite group on Sunday condemned a court order that allows the government to ban it on "terrorism" grounds after a spate of deadly protests in the capital.

10 years into jihadist rebellion, no reprieve for Nigeria's displaced

Maiduguri resident Ahmed Muhammed wanders through the rubble left behind as he recalls the outbreak of fighting in his city a decade ago that launched the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria.

Six Shiite protesters dead in clashes with Nigerian police: witnesses

Abuja - At least six Shiite protesters were killed in clashes with Nigerian police in the capital Abuja on Monday, witnesses told AFP."I am right now in front of six dead bodies, one of them is an underage boy," a Shiite protester, Abdullahi Musa said.

Lake Chad group launches $100 mn fund against jihadists

Niamey - The four countries bordering Lake Chad on Friday launched a fund aimed at collecting $100 million to help counter climate change and a devastating jihadist insurgency.

Italy police deal blow to 'violent' Nigerian mafia

Rome - Italian police said Thursday they had arrested 19 suspected members of a Nigerian mob, including the leaders of a clan which forged alliances with other mafias and violently punished anyone who rebelled.
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